Destiny 2 has been one of the most active looter-shooters on the market ever since its’ release way back in 2017, nearly four years ago. Fans have lauded its’ engaging story, fun co-op opportunities and constant updates, but everyone knows that the real best part of Destiny 2 has always been the powerfully satisfying gunplay. It looks like Bungie (Developers behind Destiny 2) understand this too, because all primary weapons in the game will now carry infinite ammo.
This news comes from Bungie’s own blogpost, which detailed all the upcoming changes coming to the game and offered some explanation for their decisions. It’s a surprising, yet welcome change that aims to further streamline Destiny’s gameplay and avoid odd pacing created by running out of your main source of ammo. In Bungie’s own words:
Running out of Primary ammo has never been tactically interesting. Running out in hard PvE content or because you were on a tear in PvP was a weird and sometimes frustrating experience that we would like to not subject anyone to in the future.
Bungie also added a few more changes intended to smooth the experience of the game now that such a major feature has been permanently altered. Exotic weapons like the Fighting Lion, which used abilities directly relating to ammo reserves, have been reworked to maintain game balance. The Fighting Lion in particular would have allowed players to launch literally infinite grenades at anything in their path, be that CPU enemies or real players, but has now been retooled to have a much slower reload speed. These kinds of changes are being closely watched by developers since this is such new territory for the game. Players who love Fighting Lion shouldn’t worry, though, since Bungie is “not going to over-nerf an Exotic with its own subreddit,” as they put it.
The changes also include a fix for the quickswap glitch, which players have been using to switch weapons almost instantly. The team made sure to explain that while they appreciated their community’s efforts and didn’t want to take interesting abilities away from high-level PvP, the quickswap glitch was simply too dominant to keep around. If Bungie were to keep the glitch as is, the game’s meta would need to be shifted radically to account for it.
As for upcoming tweaks, the team says it has its’ eyes on linear fusion rifles and caster frame swords, so stay tuned for announcements regarding those.